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Ronnie James Dio Checks In With New Health Update

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Wendy Dio has issued the following new health update about Ronnie James Dio, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer:

"Well, now it has been Ronnie’s 7th chemo, another cat scan and another endoscopy, and the results are good – the main tumor has shrunk considerably, and our visits to Houston are now every three weeks instead of every two weeks.

"Ronnie and Vinny went down to the studio to have a listen and see how the DVD is coming along, NOT to overdub anything as presumed by Hoss2112 or Shattered 73 on the Blabbermouth rants. I was very annoyed to read these comments, and if they were truly fans of Ronnie’s, they would know #1) that Ronnie is a SINGER and does not need to overdub a live show, and #2) He would never cheat his fans by overdubbing a Live DVD. I will not be showing these comments to Ronnie, as I know they would hurt and upset him as they did me. He has been going to the REHEARSAL studio to sing, not the recording studio!

"Ronnie’s cousin Rock (from The Rods, who used to be in Elf with him) flew in from New York to visit Ronnie for a week and they enjoyed spending some time together, going to the movies and taking walks, and Ronnie and Rock went to the studio to master Rock’s new album, which Ronnie sings a track on. And Craig Goldy will be coming over to start writing new songs with Ronnie next week. It will be great to see him again, as he has been away touring with the British band Budgie.

"That’s all I can think of right now until the next update. God bless you all and we are still reading all the wonderful cards and letters."

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1. Eric J. Bitterman writes:

She reads Blabbermouth?!?!

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Eric J. Bitterman writes:

P. S. Glad Dio is doing good.

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 1:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dethbass writes:

First, I'm very glad to hear Dio is doing better, and will be putting out a DVD for all of us to enjoy. Now, I can't believe some people could insult a singer like Dio by making those comments! He is a legend, not some one hit wonder who needs all the help they can get with studio gimmicks! True Metal Heads have love and respect for Dio. The last time I saw him solo in Philly, he had to do like 3 encores because fans wouldn't stop chanting Dio at the end of the show! Slay the dragon again Dio!

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 2:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. xDecapitation writes:

This brightened my mood, hope it continues and I love you Dio, lol.

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 2:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Laurel writes:

That is great news!!:).

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 2:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. HarvesterOfSorrow18 writes:

was listening to 'atom and evil' off the new album today..killer..all the best dio!!! DVD should be awesome!

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 2:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. mrkilley2900623 writes:

this is brilliant news keep going Ronnie

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 4:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. wilco writes:

good news that dio is doing better
hornsup to the voice of metal

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathfreak writes:

Hells yea keep on going dude

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

DIO WILL RETURN TO SLAY ALL THE NAY-SAYERS!!!!

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Lijemo writes:

I heard Dio live last August on the Bible Black tour-- and yeah, overdubbing would DEFINITELY be redundant and unnecessary. Finally seeing him live, he VERY much lived up to his stellar reputation.

Glad to hear the Chemo seems to be working, and that the tumors are shrinking. Rock on, Ronnie! We want you back! \mXm/

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. jimmy j. writes:

Good to hear Ronnie is doing better. Keep up the fight Brother.

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Hammerheart writes:

Glad that Dio is doing better; keep up the fight, man.

Also, Blabbermouth is teh suck.

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. duncan hills writes:

good old dio, as if he was really gonna let cancer finish him off.

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RTB writes:

INVINCIABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Man, that is so cool,.... to all you athiests out there,see what happends when you have a little faith.....
Never was a huge dio fan, but he always had my respect, he s done alot for the game of metal...
To his wife, wonderfull job of supporting ronnie, but for f**k sakes dont relie on blabbermouth for sh!t....those toads couldnt find their azzes with both hands....

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. PuckettJp2 writes:

yay he's getting much better!! long live ronnie james dio \m/

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Armageddon writes:

\m/ Rock the hell on Dio \m/ slay the dragon!

# Mar 13, 2010 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. saint lucifer writes:

of course he got better, he's ronnie james dio. dont you guys know. hes f*ucking immortal. only when dragons and wizzards roam the world again can dio rest at peace. jeez

# Mar 14, 2010 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. snehal jawade writes:

kuch kam to karo dio gadi ke price taki jo nahi kharid sakte kam se kam wo to kharid sake aap ke wajse kam se kam wo to khush rahenge.GOD BLESS U

# Mar 14, 2010 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Frank Loy writes:

So Happy to hear "the king of rock and roll" is doing better !

# Mar 14, 2010 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Oz Down Under writes:

Next we'll hear some big mouth nobody's saying Dio is autotuned and Tony Iommi mimes guitar...
Good on you Wendy for taking em on head on and naming them. We ALL hope Ronnie continues to do the best he can and recover his health and of course be back on stage as soon as superhumanly possible.
We love you Ronnie!

# Mar 14, 2010 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. ironfist80 writes:

wish you the best dio .. one of the best singer ever !!

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BLACKENED88 writes:

Its good to hear the little gnome is doing well!! rock on RJD!!!!

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. killernofiller writes:

Unlike other a$$holes, the ONLY "faith" that i need to bring into this is that RJD is a man of integrity and courage to face down the failures that come along with this all too fragile mortal coil. Get Well and Keep On Kickin' Ass, Dio! You are the fu(king MAN!

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. a_troll writes:

^How many other a$$holes chose to name themselves after a SUM41 album.

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. greyback writes:

Seriously folks, the man's got cancer. The last thing he needs is morons talking about fake singing. Go burn.

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. wilco writes:

great the voice of rock is doing beter

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. a_troll writes:

Greyback--. Dio (as Wilco says) is one of the great voices of rock. Ive no doubt that thoughts prayers and good wishes are all welcome, and he certainly has mine.

My (totally moronic) flame was aimed at someone who clearly thinks his sh** don't stink.!

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